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School Libraries

Bookshelves and study carrels? Digital learning commons? Or something in between? Discover how educators are using and reimagining their school libraries.
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

If librarians know about upcoming projects, they can help to spark curiosity even before project launch day.

5-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, Edutopia's Amy Erin Borovoy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

Rethinking the Library to Improve Information Literacy

Andrew Marcinek shares three important steps in re-examining the library to boost students' information literacy.

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Need Help Starting a Library

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

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Bringing Design Thinking to the School Library

Want to revamp your library? Design thinking may be just the planning tool you need.

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The Power of a School Library Hashtag

A hashtag can help you create a community within and around your school library, as well as help you widen your reach beyond the school.

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

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Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities

A 21st-century librarian can inspire a school by modeling responsive teaching, advocating for student involvement, facilitating new approaches to writing, and encouraging user-centered spaces.

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The Importance of a Classroom Library

An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.

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What Exactly Is a Library?

Thinking in words, writing in books -- if we changed how we perceive, record, and aggregate information, how would our libraries change?

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5-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

40 3,170 103,397 views
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How the Maker Movement Is Moving Into Classrooms

From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.

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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space

Attract students to libraries and other rooms of learning by creating agile, inviting spaces with makerspace elements and, most importantly, a community feeling.

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Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment

An under-utilized high school library becomes a constant learning organization and a place of cloud literacy where students send their avatars into 3-D virtual classrooms.

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

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